The Flag Controversy: A cultural and symbolic assault on Jammu and Kashmir?

A court order that said all government buildings and cars in Jammu and Kashmir must use both the national and state flag has been suspended today. On December 18, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court had said the state’s flag – red and white with three vertical stripes and a plough – must be used […]

Illegal constructions: Raman Bhalla committed huge violations: JMC

Jammu:  In the much publicized writ petition filed by Prof. S.K. Bhalla seeking directions to Jammu Municipal Corporation to initiate action against the Former Revenue Minister Raman Bhalla for raising unauthorized construction at Deeli (Marble Market), District Jammu wherein Justice Bansi Lal Bhat of J&K High Court (Jammu Wing) on December, 3, 2015 had directed […]

New trains, business opportunities to be provided to J&K: Prabhu

JAMMU: Union Minister for Railways, Suresh Prabhu today said that the Government is moving forward on the economic agenda of the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and railways has pivotal role in realizing this and major reforms are underway in railway sector, which would contribute in boosting the economic activities, besides also help in increasing the […]

Hanjura concludes 5-Day tour of Chenab Valley

JAMMU, JANUARY 01:  Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura today concluded five day tour of the Chenab valley including Chanderkote, Ramban, Doda, Assar and Kishtwar areas. During his tour, the Minister took stock of various activities being carried out by Agriculture, Sericulture and Command Area Development (CAD) departments in the region. He also inspected […]

Ganga inaugurates development works in Bari Brahmana

SAMBA: Minister for Industries and Commerce Chander Prakash Ganga has extended New Year greetings to the people of Jammu and Kashmir and prayed for prosperity, communal harmony and peace in the state. The Minister greeted the people after inaugurating lane & drain at ward no 1 in Bari Brahmana constructed at an estimated cost of […]

Cooking gas for all in three years: Centre

Declaring 2016 as the “Year of LPG Consumers”, the government on Friday announced its plans to make clean cooking fuel available to all households by 2018-end. It also announced an online bill payment facility. “The 2016 will be Year of LPG Consumers. We will work to increase accessibility and availability of the cooking fuel in […]

Economy is stuck in a groove: Chidambaram

NEW DELHI: Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said the economy is stuck in a groove due to fiscal mismanagement by the Narendra Modi government. Maintaining that there is no international pressure on India, he said none of the promises of the Modi government materialised in 2015. Addressing a press conference […]

10 people charred to death in Chanderkote fire tragedy

SRINAGAR: In a tragic incident on Friday, ten workers of a private construction company were killed in a major fire that broke out at Chanderkote in Rambange district on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway. The deceased were sleeping in temporary structures which were razed to ashes. The victims appear to have died of asphyxia and burns, […]

India, Pak exchange nuke info

India and Pakistan on Friday exchanged lists of each other’s nuclear installations based on an agreement signed in 1988. “India and Pakistan today (Friday) exchanged, through diplomatic channels simultaneously at New Delhi and Islamabad, the list of nuclear installations and facilities covered under the Agreement on the Prohibition of Attack against Nuclear installations between India […]

SPOs honorarium enhanced to 6000

NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has enhanced the honorarium of Special Police Officers (SPOs) of Jammu and Kashmir upto Rs. 6000 per month from Rs. 3000 per month. The honorarium is given by the State Government and reimbursed by the Central Government under the Security Related Expenditure (SRE) scheme. The last enhancement […]